About Tricia

News:

Recent  publications:

  • “Reliable” and “Compassion Colors” in the Fall issue of Willawaw Journal. 
  • “Self Portrait as Fall” and “Chicory” in Verse Virtual, September, 2022.
  • “Boulders and Bedrock” in Kenyon Review, May/June 2022. (Only available in print.)
  • “My Daughter Meets My White Pine” in the new anthology (April 2022) The Path to Kindness: Poems of Connection and Joy edited by James Crews, available through all book stores. This poem is included in One Bent Twig coming out in early 2023. 

How I Learned To Be White – Visit Antrim House (press release) for more information on How I Learned to Be White –  poetry that investigates how ancestry, family, community, and white privilege impact Knoll’s feelings about today’s racial discourse. Available on Amazon. This collection received the 2018 Human Relations Indie Book Award for Motivational Poetry. 

Order Broadfork Farm  from The Poetry Box and Amazon. This is poetry about a small family-owned organic farm in Trout Lake, Washington. 

For an almost complete list of Knoll’s online poems.

Bio: Tricia Knoll has been writing poetry since the age of 12. She began submitting poetry for publication after retiring. Nine poems have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Her first published poem was in 1970 in a tabloid called View from the Bottom. Then for nearly 40 years, she wrote promotional or education materials to earn a living. More than 250 of her haiku and poems have appeared in online or print journals and poetry anthologies. Her poetry chapbook Urban Wild was released from Finishing Line Press in May 2014 and Ocean’s Laughter in 2016.

Described in bytes: Mother, wife, feminist, hula hooper, dancer, weight lifter, runner, Master Gardener. She writes eco-poetry, lyric and narrative poetry and haiku. In 2015 Tricia wrote her thoughts on feminism for The Persimmon Tree Journal and in 2016 a contribution to Trish Hopkinson’s blog  on why she regrets waiting until after retirement to begin writing  seriously.

Eco-poetry? Poetry  that highlights  connectedness in nature, responsibility to care for the world we’ve been given, help to remember what we have lost – and encourages holding up hope for doing no more harm. Knoll is thrilled to have “Gray Whale” included in the 2018 anthology Fire and Rain – Eco-Poetry of California out from Scarlet Tanager Press.